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wpe1.jpg (701 bytes)International Association of Audio Information Services   It is an organization of services that provide audio access to information for people who are print disabled (blind, visually impaired, learning disabled or physically disabled). Some of these services are affiliated with state or voluntary agencies serving people who are print disabled. Others are independent non-profit agencies. Many are associated with public radio stations, commercial FM stations, colleges, universities or libraries. Radio Reading Services can be found throughout the United States as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

wpe1.jpg (701 bytes)Audio-Reader - Reading Radio Kansas   The Kansas Audio-Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled citizens with access to the printed word and other information via electronic media and other technologies. Audio-Reader's services are provided to enable print-disabled persons the opportunity to live their lives with the greatest possible personal independence.

wpe1.jpg (701 bytes)Central Ohio Radio Reading Service Central Ohio Radio Reading Service (CORRS) broadcasts daily to individuals with visual, physical and/or learning disabilities. Broadcasts may be heard Within a fifty mile radius of Columbus on a receiver obtained from CORRS In Central Ohio on Coaxial Cable 89.5 FM or Warner Cable Community Channels 63 or 65.

wpe1.jpg (701 bytes)EMS Beneficiary Newsletter  Radio reading services available in New York State are listed. Radio reading services provide immediate and convenient access to printed material for thousands of people who are visually impaired. They combine the depth and details of print with the immediacy of radio.Radio reading services help people who are visually impaired combat the isolation that often results from a disability. They also heighten the listener's potential to live an independent and productive life. Programming is varied and includes such publications as local newspapers, national magazines, popular books, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. "Medicare Cares" is sent to each of the reading services every two months.

wpe1.jpg (701 bytes)Nebraska Educational Telecommunications  The Radio Talking Book Network (RTBN) is a nonprofit Omaha-based organization offering a radio reading service for the visually-impaired and elderly. It is transmitted statewide on Nebraska ETV Network's second audio program channel (SAP). RTBN operates through a special radio receiver available without charge from RTBN and through SAP-equipped televisions and VCRs. RTBN broadcasts selected news and features from Nebraska newspapers and a variety of information from current magazines, including business news, sports, fashion, health and medicine.


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Radio Information Service Illinois WUIS/WIPA, the public radio station at the University of Illinois at Springfield provides an information service for people who are print disabled (blind, visually impaired, learning disabled and physically disabled). Eligible individuals living in central and west central Illinois may apply for the Radio Information Service. The Radio Information Service is broadcast on a closed circuit sideband channel on WUIS/WIPA's main signal that can be heard on a special radio called a sideband receiver. The receivers are provided at no cost.


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WUFT-FM Radio Reading Service Gainesville Florida Area  The Reading Service originates from the College of Journalism and Communications in Weimer Hall on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville, Florida. The service began broadcasting to 30 people in 1992. In the future the service might be available on Channel 5's SAP channel. More on that in the future. If you know of someone who lives within the 60 mile radius of   Gainesville, they should be able to pick up the signal.

wpe1.jpg (701 bytes)Newsline in Connecticut   NEWSLINE FOR THE BLIND NETWOR"Trademark": A Nationwide Newspaper Service for the Blind - Every morning many people throughout the United States start the day with a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper. They do, that is, unless they are blind or severely visually impaired. The National Federation of the Blind has initiated a project which gives promise of making newspapers available on a regular basis to the blind of the nation.


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